Coaching, Competitions, Community | WEBSF celebrates 15 years of providing Billiards and Snooker for all

On September 25th 2004, the West of England Billiards and Snooker Foundation was born. An official launch day was held at the Victoria Snooker Centre in Plymouth, hosted by WEBSF Patron and six-time world professional snooker champion Ray Reardon MBE.

A not-for-profit community group run by a small band of passionate and dedicated volunteers, the Foundation had a vision to encourage participation in grassroots billiards and snooker, providing opportunities into these wonderful sports for all, regardless of age, ability or location within the West of England. 

Despite difficult economic times and trying logistical issues, these goals throughout the past 15 years have been achieved. Maintaining a sustainable model, the organisation is stronger today than it has ever been, as it continues to help those who may otherwise have been unable to realise and develop their potential within the sports.

Coaching, competitions, community. Let’s look back at some of the images from the last 15 years…..

WESBF Patron and six-time world professional snooker champion Ray Reardon MBE hosted the launch day in September 2004 at the Victoria Snooker Centre in Plymouth.

The WEBSF have provided countless community and group coaching sessions in safe venues and environments across the West of England. Priding themselves to facilitate personal improvement through coaching, their unique, bespoke certified assessment scheme allows students to track and evaluate their progress.

Structured, tailor-made one-to-one coaching (and ecoaching) sessions have also been in demand. These too have remained accessable and affordable for all.

The foundation has already held over 200 tournaments, catering for players of all levels and ages, many of whom were making their first steps into tournament action. The flagship Gold Series has remained a constant throughout the 15 years Рfeaturing several former and future professional players. In total, over 9,500 matches and 55,000 frames have been completed so far. This season, 100% of all entry fees will be awarded out straight away as prize money Рnearly £60,000 has been paid out to date since 2004.
The WEBSF has helped over 750 different cueists find their competitive edge.

In more recent times the invitational Gold Masters Championship has been held for the best performing players from that season’s Gold Series.

The WEBSF Ladies Open has been a permanent annual fixture on the tournament calendar, and there is an exciting rebranding of the event on the horizon!

Serious about the three-ball sport too, two tournaments per year are hosted – the English Billiards Open and the West of England English Billiards Open

One of the WEBSF’s most publicised successes has been the rise of established professional player Sam Baird; a two-time World Championship Crucible qualifier. The Silver and Gold Series’ helped aid Baird’s snooker education and development.

A platform for gaining new skills, the WEBSF continues to create volunteer opportunities and pathways for a wide range of roles – no experience is neccessary and no barriers to personal development can’t be overcome!
Passion and volunteering have always been the heartbeat of the Foundation.

The West of England Billiards and Snooker Foundation – Billiards and Snooker for all. Here’s to the next 15 years and beyond!

Gold Series Overall Winner Alan Tunney 2018-19 With Totally Reward Sponsor

Alan Tunney receiving his trophy

Before the commencement of the WEBSF Gold Masters at Frames Snooker & Pool Club, Weston-Super-Mare. Alan Tunney, the overall winner of the WEBSF Gold Series, was presented with the Gold Series trophy by Silvia Mondello of Totally Reward (Gold Series and Gold Masters sponsor).

Gold Series Overall Winner Alan Tunney 2018-19

Tunney Takes Top Title

Alan Tunney from Torquay is the 2018-19 Overall WEBSF Gold Series Champion. To see how he did it go to the Gold Snooker Series 2018/19. A presentation will take place at Frames Snooker & Pool Club, Weston-Super-Mare on the 6th April 2019 following the conclusion of the Gold Masters. The Gold Series and Gold Masters are Sponsored by Totally Reward

Gold Series Event Overall Runner-up Andy Symons 2018-19 Featured Image

Gold Series Event 5 – Results

Andy Symons wins the final event but just misses on the big prize to Alan Tunney. Youth players leave their mark and the top sixteen players are lined up to compete in the Gold Masters. Event hosted by Jesters Snooker Hall and series sponsored by Totally Reward. For all the action go to Gold Series Event 5.

Tunney Takes Prize Pot

Alan Tunney Event Winner
Alan Tunney Event Winner

Alan Tunney from Torquay dropped just a single frame all day on his way to winning event three in the five event WEBSF Gold Series, Sponsored by Totally Reward. Thanks to all at Galaxy TQ who supported and hosted the event. For a full report go to Gold Series Event 3 and scroll down.

Master Cueman Brookshaw

Gold Series Event 2 Winner Steve Brookshaw 2017-18
Gold Series Event 2 Winner Steve Brookshaw

Steve Brookshaw fought off the young talented Connor Benzey to win event two of the WEBSF Gold Snooker Series 2018-19.

Full results can be found by going to and scrolling down the Gold Snooker Series Page.

Find out more about entering the WEBSF tournaments and Coaching or get involved as a volunteer or spectator.

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Still a few places available for those that want a full day of quality amateur snooker. Find out more about The Gold Snooker Series. Get involved as a player, volunteer or spectator.

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Gold Snooker Series event 1 – Results

Gold Series Event 1 Winner - Andy Symons 2018-19Andy Symons from Tavistock takes the first Gold Series event of the season with a win over Alan Tunney from Torquay. The event was sponsored and hosted by Frames Snooker & Pool, Weston Super Mare.  Select Gold Snooker Series to see the repost & results.

The series is sponsored by Totally Reward.